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20 Technology Skills that Every Educator Should Have

20 Technology Skills that Every Educator Should Have
By Laura Turner In 2005 I wrote a similar article and have had requests to write an update. Technology has changed a great deal in the last 5-6 years. Although, realistically, you would not use all of these technologies, you should be knowledgeable in what each of the following technology is and how it could be/might be used in a classroom. \ 1. Here is some detailed information about the first 5 technology skills. 1. Google for Educators Google supports teachers in their efforts to empower students and expand the frontiers of human knowledge. (6-12) Create an interactive online poster using images, text background audio and video. Google Get email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your choice of query or topic. Google online books Google Social bookmarking service Google Docswww.docs.google.com This site allows multiple users to create and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents. Google Docs Basic Google Image Also www.googlelittrips.com Google

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100 Useful Tips and Tools to Research the Deep Web By Alisa Miller Experts say that typical search engines like Yahoo! and Google only pick up about 1% of the information available on the Internet. The rest of that information is considered to be hidden in the deep web, also referred to as the invisible web. So how can you find all the rest of this information? This list offers 100 tips and tools to help you get the most out of your Internet searches. 20 Web 2.0 Sites NoSign Up This is a post I've been wanting to do for some quite some time but had to do some research to get the information I needed. A huge factor for schools in dealing w/ students and working online is CIPA/COPPA compliance. This is to ensure student safety as well as monitor/filter their online behavior. As Web 2.0 becomes more popular and Educational Technology online sites replace desktop software this has become more of an issue. A lot of subscription based or Ed Tech sites require a student email address to create an account which can become a BIG issue when dealing w/ CIPA compliance, because a majority of students to not have a school email account.

Web 2.0 tools in the Classroom - Web 2.0 tools in the Classroom UPDATE: For the upgraded, interactive version of this course - and to join a community of like-minded educators - go to Teacher-Tech-Training.com. Using technology in the classroom is a great way to encourage creativity in students. Web 2.0 tools, such as , and A Day in the Life of a Connected Educator – Using social media in 21st century classrooms One of our main goals at Powerful Learning Practice is to turn educators into 21st Century educators. That is, teach them how to use social media and other powerful Web 2.0 tools to transform their classrooms into learning environments that are ready for today’s iGeneration students. One of the most common questions we get is, “But where do we find the time to use all this new technology?” To answer that question, we developed this infographic – A Day in the Life of a Connected Educator to show that using social media in your classroom and in your life can be integrated, easy, and fun. Scroll down and take a look or click for a larger version. Get connected

Tests Document Readability This free online software tool calculates readability : Coleman Liau index, Flesch Kincaid Grade Level, ARI (Automated Readability Index), SMOG. The measure of readability used here is the indication of number of years of education that a person needs to be able to understand the text easily on the first reading. Comprehension tests and skills training. This tool is made primarily for English texts but might work also for some other languages. In general, these tests penalize writers for polysyllabic words and long, complex sentences. Your writing will score better when you: use simpler diction, write short sentences. The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have By EdTech Team Updated on march 2, 2015 : The original list that was created in 2011 comprised 33 skills , after reviewing it we decided to do some merging and finally ended up with the 20 skills below. The 21st century teacher should be able to : 1- Create and edit digital audio Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :Free Audio Tools for Teachers 2- Use Social bookmarking to share resources with and between learners Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill : A List of Best Bookmarking Websites for Teachers 3- Use blogs and wikis to create online platforms for students Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill : Great Tools to Create Protected Blogs and Webpages for your Class

Webinars – Google Apps for Education General Learn about all of the features and benefits of Google Apps Education Edition. In this recorded online seminar, you will: Hear why other organizations have made the switch Learn how other organizations are using these services Watch a demo of Google Apps Education Edition Watch Now See a demo of Google Vault.

If you don’t have a PLN, you don’t know what you’re missing!! « NovaNews Recently I was asked to write an article for an upcoming edition of Connections, a quarterly newsletter produced by the Schools Catalogue Information Service (SCIS), a business unit of Education Services Australia. Aiming to provide informative and useful material relevant to school libraries which helps keep library professionals up to date, Connections is distributed to all schools in Australia in both hard copy and digital formats. I was asked to write specifically about Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) both from a general and personal perspective. I found the process of putting my thoughts together both challenging and inspiring. Not all that long ago, I had never heard of PLNs. Today, I feel part of an amazing community and am unable to comprehend how I could be where I am today without the support and guidance of those in my PLN.

Why Schools Are 'Blending' Learning Judy Beard, principal of Whittemore Park Middle School in Horry County SC, was so convinced that she had to implement “blended learning” to help her students achieve the common core that she started implementing blended learning before they had the funds to purchase the technology. “It’s not about technology. It’s about instructional practice,” Ms. Beard told attendees at this year's iNACOL conference in a session entitled Panicked about the transition to Common Core? Learn how blended learning is helping some schools address the new rigors of common core. “Start rotating the classroom” the award winning principal told the audience.

Effective Web 2.0 Tools for the Classroom Updated by David Brear, May 12, 2014 KnowSchools Presentation 21st Century Learning & Sharing: Engaging for Success! Spring Online Conference 2010 Online Resource Site for Students - compiled by Dave and broken down by subject. E-Learning Web 2.0 Tools and Applications on Go2Web20 ( Great Resource ) E-Learning and Web 2.0 Tools for the Classroom ( Another Great Resource )

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